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Podcast 109: ENCORE Breakthroughs in Cancer Research with Dr. David Hong

Jul 31, 2020


This week on Health Care Rounds, we are rebroadcasting a conversation with Dr. David Hong, Associate Vice President of Clinical Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Hong reveals the breakthroughs within the Golden Age of cancer treatment, and discusses how physicians can successfully balance research with providing clinical care.

This episode was originally uploaded on April 11th, 2019.


In this episode

David S. Hong, MD

Dr. David S. Hong is deputy chair of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also serves as associate vice president for Clinical Research and clinical medical director of the Clinical Center for Targeted Therapy. Dr. Hong received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale University and a medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then completed an internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a medical oncology fellowship at MD Anderson, during which time he was appointed chief medical oncology fellow. In 2005, he joined MD Anderson’s faculty.

Dr. Hong is the recipient of the 2004 Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Jesse H. Jones Fellowship in Cancer Education, MD Anderson’s Best Boss Award, the Irwin H. Krakoff Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, the Gerald P. Bodey Award for Excellence in Education and a research training fellowship from Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He has published more than 270 articles in prestigious journals.

John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group, a health care market intelligence firm specializing in health care delivery systems. He’s a two-time health care entrepreneur, and his first company, FaxWatch, was listed twice on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing American companies. John is the author of The Accountable Organization and has advised senior management on strategy and organizational change for more than a decade.

John did his undergraduate work in economics at Knox College, has an MBA and M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework at The Dartmouth Institute. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, and is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About Darwin Research Group

Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health care providers, private equity, and venture capital firms. The company was founded in 2010 as Darwin Advisory Partners, LLC and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a satellite office in Princeton, N.J.


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